Safeguarding our Sources

The Nature Conservancy is helping safeguard our water sources...

The Nature Conservancy is helping safeguard our water sources through protection, restoration and collaboration.

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Protecting Our Source

Making sure our water sources are safe and secure isn’t an easy job. Dams...

Making sure our water sources are safe and secure isn’t an easy job. Dams, irrigation and urbanization impact our water, but they also provide us with energy, food and places to live. That’s why The Nature Conservancy works with policy makers, industry, environmental agencies and others to find balanced solutions to the issues facing our water security.

IQRA (Florida)

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I think a lot of people forget that although water is a renewable resource globally, it is still locally exhaustible. To realize the actual impact we have on our water systems – and just how invaluable our water is – we have to know where our water comes from.

Sara (Idaho)

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The Big Wood River is a part of life here in Idaho’s Wood River Valley. It not only provides water for drinking, watering our lawns and washing our dogs, but it also provides water to the ski resort to make snow – which is a big part of the livelihood and local economy here.

Gustavo (New York)

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New York is one city that invests heavily in upstream conservation, and I realize how lucky I am to have a reliable source of clean water every day. This journey to the Catskills is not only a journey to my water source, but a journey to the source of life for the City of New York.

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Dangers Along the Way

Wherever our water comes from, it faces numerous challenges along the way...

Wherever our water comes from, it faces numerous challenges along the way. Deforestation, pollution, overconsumption—these are just some of the factors that can impact water supply and quality. Knowing the source of our water is the first step in keeping it clean and readily available.

Beyond the Faucet

You turn on the tap, and water flows. Is it magic? Of course not.

You turn on the tap, and water flows. Is it magic? Of course not. The water that sustains our lives has a source, yet few of us know whether it comes from a faraway lake, a nearby reservoir, or from right under our feet.

The Journey Begins

Water is the source of you—your very life. Knowing the source ...

Water is the source of you—your very life. Knowing the source of your water provides a personal connection to nature and raises your awareness of water challenges.

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